Hatzidakis in Santorini
Hatzidakis Winery, established by Haridimos and Konstantina Hatzidakis, is housed in an undercover building in their private vineyards outside Pyrgos. Spread over an area of 5,000 square meters, this winery is very different from the touristy wineries of Santorini. The warm hospitality of Konstantina, the owner's wife, is the first friendly touch that visitors get.
The grape varieties grown in Hatzidakis winery include Assyrtiko, Athiri, Aidani, Mavrotragano, Mantilaria and Voudomato. The winery has gained a reputation for the small production of high-quality wines and their limited range has already found a niche market in Greece. Hatzidakis range includes four white dry wines, one red dry and the lovely Vinsanto, a dessert wine. To get there, follow the road towards the Monastery of Prophet Elias, after Pyrgos, and the winery is on the left.